Newcastle: Update reveals one player Magpies 'will definitely sign'

Newcastle will definitely sign a goalkeeper this summer, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.

Having failed to add another keeper to his squad in January, Eddie Howe remains in the market ahead of the summer window.

What is Newcastle’s current goalkeeper situation?

Newcastle’s first choice shotstopper is Martin Dubravka, who’s played every minute in the Premier League since winning his place back in the side during the festive period.

Freddie Woodman and Karl Darlow had shared the workload up to then, although the former suffered a hip injury after just four games and lost his place before joining Bournemouth on loan in January, while the latter eventually lost his place to Dubravka after Newcastle failed to win or keep a clean sheet in any of the eight games that he started this season.

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Dubravka, who’s been Newcastle’s number one goalkeeper for the best part of four years, is clearly first choice at the moment, although Howe’s push to sign another stopper in January made his feelings clear about strengthening going forward.

Newcastle were heavily linked with Dean Henderson, who’s not played in the league all season, although Manchester United weren’t willing to let him leave and he therefore stayed at Old Trafford.

Regardless, Jones still reckons that another keeper is firmly on Howe’s wish list in the upcoming window.

What did Jones say about Newcastle?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “Newcastle will definitely sign a goalkeeper this summer.”

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Who have Newcastle been linked with?

According to the Daily Mail, Newcastle have written up a four man list, with Henderson joined by three other English-based goalkeepers in Sam Johnstone, Bernd Leno and Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Johnstone is the only one of those not currently playing in the Premier League, but remains part of the England squad, and has been recently linked with Tottenham, West Ham, and Southampton.

Meanwhile, Kepa and Leno might see a move to St James’ Park as the perfect chance to get their careers back on track by playing regular first-team football, with both players out of favour at their current clubs.

However, Kepa still has more than three years remaining on his deal and Chelsea will be trying to recoup as much of the £71m they paid for him in 2018, meaning Leno, who’s got just 15 months left on his deal, could be a cheaper and more reliable option for Newcastle.

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